Woman Eileen Macken, 81, finds mom 61 years after losing contact

A lady Eileen Macken, 81,was stunned to find her 103-year-old mum was as yet alive 61 years after losing contact with her family.

Macken, had lost any expectation of finding her mother however she made a breakthrough earlier this month, Metro UK reports.

Mrs Macken had needed to find her blood relatives since she felt desolate and furthermore needed to know her medical history so she could recognize any potential issues for her two girls.

She found her old parent with the assistance of a genealogist who chose to help her after she called into RTE Radio One’s Joe Duffy’s Liveline radio show, in Ireland, a year ago.

She called once again into the radio show a week ago to reveal she had found her birth mum after taking a DNA test.

Eileen Macken, said, ‘The sadness that goes with being alone, even to this day, different things would set me off, I’d say, “if only I had a brother, if only I had a sister”, I think it’s just within you that you have no blood relatives. But I have now.

‘My mum is 103 and she will soon be 104. I spoke to her on the phone but she couldn’t hear me. She’s a bit like myself, I’ve only one good ear.

‘She kept saying, “I can’t hear you, I can’t hear you.” ‘Unfortunately she is across the water and I’ve had two cousins who have come on to help me out since they got the word that I had found who my mother was and where she was.

‘They now know that all I want is to see her.’Mrs Macken, who was raised in Dublin’s Kirwan House from two-years-old, said she wanted to scream from a mountain she was not an orphan anymore after beginning the search for her parents when she was 19.

She also found out she had two half-brothers who were still alive and were in their 70s. She said she was desperate not to upset anyone after getting in contact with her blood relatives.

Mrs Macken, who is married to husband Ronald, said she’d spoken to her mum but was unable to visit her ‘across the water’ for the moment because she recently had an eye operation.


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